Efficiency and renewables

A more sustainable rechargeable battery

22 January, 2020

Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries could be the way of the future, according to new research from the Tokyo University of Science.


Making Newcastle a smarter, greener city

20 January, 2020 by Amy Steed

City of Newcastle is going smart, with council rolling out environmentally friendly infrastructure across the region.


Cool change for air conditioning, refrigeration

17 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

A new project trialling the use of renewable energy in cooling and refrigeration has set out to slash energy costs and carbon emissions.


SolarEdge Designer web-based PV design tool

10 January, 2020 | Supplied by: SolarEdge Technologies Inc.

SolarEdge has introduced an extended feature set on its Designer tool that specifically supports commercial PV systems.


Formula unlocks solar power's 'dark side'

09 January, 2020

It could be possible to generate electricity using the dark underside of solar panels, according to a formula calculated by Purdue University physicists.


Can the grid handle renewable energy?

19 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Aurecon Pty Ltd

Lack of transparency in Australia's grid connection process is negatively impacting renewable power project outcomes, an Aurecon report states.


Undersea electricity link boosts renewable energy

11 December, 2019

A new interconnector linking Tasmania and Victoria via an undersea electricity connection could be operational by 2027, according to ARENA.


Victoria updates energy saving targets

10 December, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Victorian Government has set ambitious new energy savings and cost reduction targets for the Victorian Energy Upgrades program from 2021–2025.


1414 Degrees aims to revive Aurora solar project

04 December, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian thermal energy storage company 1414 Degrees has arranged to buy the stalled Aurora Solar Energy Project in SA's Port Augusta.


NSW to extend Energy Savings Scheme to 2050

27 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Government has revealed plans to extend the NSW Energy Savings Scheme — now rebadged as part of the Energy Security Safeguard — until 2050.


South Australia's big battery to grow 50% bigger

22 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Neoen plans to expand the capacity of the Tesla Big Battery at its Hornsdale Wind Farm — already the world's largest utility-scale battery — by 50%.


ABB Ability EV charging station

21 November, 2019 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The ABB Ability enabled DC Wallbox was developed for EV charging at offices, car dealerships, shopping areas, hotels and public parking places.


Magellan Power delivers standalone power systems to WA

19 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Magellan Power

WA's Magellan Power has completed manufacturing a number of standalone power systems for a Western Power upgrade project.


Redflow lands off-grid energy storage project in New Zealand

19 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Redflow Limited

The New Zealand Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) has chosen Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries to store energy in off-grid telecommunication sites in remote rural locations.


Supertall skyscraper to target LEED-Gold cert

18 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A 500-metre sculpted skyscraper in China will be designed as one of the tallest buildings to achieve LEED-Gold certification.


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